My Beagi has actually past away this year, but I had no idea she was considered a "designer breed". I adopted her as a 3 month old pup from the Human Society in 2001! She was a great dog. Her beagle traits were her stubbornness and love for sniffing the grass and stout legs. Her pembroke Welsh Corgi traits were her long body, color and fur that did shed. She was smart and very social. She never had any health problems until her passing. She had severe arthritis in her back and legs upon her passing. I didn't let her suffer and she passed away peacefully. I highly recommend this breed, and would love to get another, but I don't know if I'll every be as lucky to get the right combination of beagle and corgi that I had in my sweet pooch.